Christ Ahnsahnghong should we celebrate Halloween?

Today the majority of the people in the United States are celebrating Halloween. Most people know Halloween as a day to go trick-or-treating, some view it as a day of evil but where did this holiday come from? We know this is not a holiday created by God, Halloween is a pagan holiday. Halloween originated from an ancient harvest festival called Samhain which was held at the end of the Celtic year. The festival marked the end of summer and the beginning of the winter. During this festival it was believed that the Celtic priests would make predictions about the future. They made these predictions while wearing animals skins and at this time they would sacrifice animals and crops to spirits.

Later on the Romans came and brought their own holidays. One of the holidays was called Feralia which was a day to honor dead people. They also had another holiday to honor Pomona which was a goddess of fruit and trees.

Around 800 A.D., Christianity spread by the Celtic Territories and brought with it yet another holiday. This holiday was called All Saints Day, this day was a day to honor saints and martyrs. This holiday was started by Pope Boniface IV and the name was later changed to All Hallows and then changed to All Hallows Eve and now Halloween.

Later on all these holidays were combined and around the mid 1800’s the Irish and English immigrants brought this pagan holiday to the United States. This holiday was not always about Trick-or-Treating, initially it began with poor people begging for food in return for prayers but it now evolved to Trick-or-treating.

Do you think this is a holiday that God wants us to celebrate? Is it in the bible? The only true celebrations are God’s celebrations.  Christ Ahnsahnghong brought us The Sabbath, The Passover and Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, Feast of Weeks, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles.  These are the true feasts that we should celebrate now, we should not concern ourselves with such holidays like Halloween.

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